Top 10 Things to do in Henderson, United States

October 26, 2017 Janean Rudisill

Henderson is a home rule-class city along the Ohio River in Henderson County in western Kentucky in the United States. The population was 28,757 at the 2010 U.S. census. It is part of the Evansville Metropolitan Area, locally known as the "Kentuckiana" or the "Tri-State Area".
Restaurants in Henderson

1. John James Audubon Museum

3100 US Highway 41 N, Henderson, KY 42420-2055 +1 270-826-2247
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4.5 based on 71 reviews

John James Audubon Museum

Reviewed By tomcut56 - Dayton OH

Henderson just south of Evansville IN flourishes as a key crossroad in eastern Middle West. Unexpectedly I found this privately-supported museum in the state park of the same name. Around 1918 a local art-lover and birder Susan Towles single-handedly collected Audubon's artworks from his heirs and others and created this fabulous museum where you learn his life and art. Once you see these original paintings of the birds and associated plants, you will be absolutely convinced that no photograph can ever better it. Come and see birds on the pages of Elephant Folio edition, binding of which is 3.35 by 2.27 feet and the painting is whopping 26 1/2 x 39 1/2". This is real stuff, no amount of imagination can approximate.

2. Dream Car Museum

2400 N Heidelbach Ave, Evansville, IN 47711-3208 +1 888-482-9864
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5 based on 415 reviews

Dream Car Museum

The Dream Car Museum is presented by Bennett Motors where the Corvette sits High in the Sky! See the cars of your dreams. We have something for EVERYONE! Over 50 cars & trucks! Includes exotics, classics, muscle cars, race cars, movie and TV cars, memorabilia and so much more! FREE and open to the public. We offer guides and tours for groups of all ages and sizes. Donations accepted for local charities.

Reviewed By Dori S - Robinson, Illinois

This museum is great! Lots of beautiful cars, and we only had time to visit one of their two buildings! The staff was very friendly. There were lots of things to see, many amazing cars and signs and other motor memorabilia! And it was FREE!!!...MoreThank you very much for visiting the Dream Car Museum! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit! Be sure to come back to visit us again soon!

3. Audubon State Park

3100 US Highway 41 N, Henderson, KY 42420-2055 +1 270-826-2247
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4.5 based on 102 reviews

Audubon State Park

Reviewed By jlcarter1975 - Metropolis, Illinois

This is a beautiful park with several well marked hikes. Most hikes start from Wabler Road which is gated off and at the welcome center parking lot. We hiked around a small lake. There were also paddleboats and canoes for rent on another lake in the park.

4. USS LST Ship Memorial

840 Lst Dr, Evansville, IN 47713-3108 +1 812-435-8678
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4.5 based on 274 reviews

USS LST Ship Memorial

The USS LST Ship Memorial is the last fully operational WWII Landing Ship, Tank in the United States, and is dedicated to these very important ships and the men who served on them. The USS LST 325 was one of the over 200 that participated in the Normandy Landings. Tours of the ship are guided as the ship is fully operational, and run on the hour with the last tour going on ship at 3:00 PM.

Reviewed By lid535535 - Olathe, Kansas

We were I town for a concert which just happened to be on Veterans Day. We wanted to see the ship so we went and they were having a free breakfast with Veterans that we didn't know about but graciously accepted. How amazing to eat with all of these amazing men and women on a WWII war ship ON Veterans day! The ship was fascinating. The tour guide was actually on a LST in Vietnam and knew that type of ship inside and out! Tours were $10. It's all volunteers well worth the money. On the river so bring a jacket in fall!

5. Farmer and Frenchman Winery

12522 Highway 41 South, Henderson, KY 42420 +1 270-748-1856
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

Farmer and Frenchman Winery

Reviewed By M T - Atlanta, Georgia

If you don't know where you are going you might drive right by this place. It's on a country road - very bucolic. Although based upon its name one would think it serves primarily French food but the menu is loaded with Italian dishes. An,...MoreHi! Glad you had a great time! We have lots of french and continental specials to try!

6. Bosse Field

23 Don Mattingly Way, Evansville, IN 47711-3000 +1 812-435-8686
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4.5 based on 113 reviews

Bosse Field

Reviewed By Joseph F - Evansville, Indiana

If you are traveling to Evansville, Indiana, you need to take a short drive over to Bosse Field. If you've see the movie A League of Their Own, you have already caught a glimpse of the park as the movie was filmed here. And if you love baseball then you need to time your visit to catch a minor league game when the Evansville Otters are playing at home. Bosse has been an Evansville treasure for 102 years.

7. Ellis Park Race Course

3300 US Highway 41 N, Henderson, KY 42420-2093 +1 812-425-1456
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4 based on 66 reviews

Ellis Park Race Course

Ellis Park Racing is the place for live Thoroughbred horse racing and thrills. Open 365 days a year, Ellis Park Racing accommodates all horse racing enthusiasts. The newly remodeled first floor of the Clubhouse features 187 Instant Racing Machines, 30+ Flat Screen TVs, a state of the art simulcasting center and a brand new bar area. The restaurant Lucky Joe's Bar & Grill provides tasty meals and drinks, from burgers to hotdogs. Ellis Park Racing offers event services too. Host any event up to 400 people. Perfect for reunions, wedding receptions, company picnics, birthdays, and meetings. Visit Ellis Park Racing and raise the stakes today.

Reviewed By ossieuns - Albury

Had a wonderful day at the races. Thanks to Jack and the catering team in the Sky Lounge. If you are going and want to treat yourself make a booking. Air conditioned comfort, meal, bar and betting facilities. On or close to the finish line with plenty of televisions to watch when the horses are at the back of the course. Free entry to the course proper. Fee to go to lounge.

8. Willard Library

21 N 1st Ave, Evansville, IN 47710-1294 +1 812-425-4309
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4.5 based on 67 reviews

Willard Library

Reviewed By treasureseekermth633 - Louisville, Kentucky

The interior of this library is breathtaking. I would love to have a public library like this in my city. There are many warm, inviting places to read and study. The friendly library staff know they have a unique gem and are more than willing to show it off to you. Make sure you also visit the gallery at the back. A well executed photo wall shows Evansville with many antique photos as well as the development of the library by Mr Willard.
Well done, Evansville, on keeping this library for the public!

9. Metzger's Tavern

1000 Powell St, Henderson, KY 42420-3753 +1 270-826-9461
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Metzger's Tavern

Reviewed By G4flyfish - Nashville, Tennessee

Metzger's is a must visit while on Henderson. The 2nd oldest Tavern (110 years) in Kentucky and it's just unique place. Great burgers and taters tots. Also know for their bean soup. Metzger's is truly an authentic Henderson restaurant.

10. Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science

411 SE Riverside Dr, Evansville, IN 47713-1037 +1 812-425-2406
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4.5 based on 108 reviews

Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science

Museum admission is $12 for Adults and $8 for youth 4-17. Admission includes a ticket to the Koch Immersive Theater, our giant screen planetarium. Children 3 and under, Museum Members and ASTC Travel Passport Members are free. Reduced cost planetarium show only admission is also available. The Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science is one of Southwestern Indiana's most respected cultural institutions. It is a general museum, maintaining a permanent collection of more than 30,000 objects, including fine art, decorative arts, historic documents and photographs, and anthropological and natural history artifacts. Also on the museum's campus is the Evansville Museum Transportation Center, featuring Southern Indiana transportation artifacts from the late 19th through the mid-20th centuries. Explore space and rediscover our amazing planet in the stunning Koch Immersive Theater where you can see a traditional planetarium show as well as giant screen films. Our 40-foot dome features stadium style seating, a 10,000-watt digital surround sound system and imagery resulting in an immersive experience more like flying than watching a movie.

Reviewed By Bailey V - Colorado, United States

Not only was the museum a blast, the people working add so much value! Telling you stories, showing you the theater. It was worth every penny and I would have paid more! The train station deal is part of it too! Best part of our...MoreThank you for your review on Trip Advisor. Because of guests like you who take the time to comment, others will follow. We appreciate your patronage. If you were visiting from out of state, come back and see us next time you're in town.

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